Emerging EHR module caters to treatment of HIV

The government's push for the adoption and Meaningful Use of electronic health record systems has, for the most part, focused on EHRs for primary care physicians--to the consternation of many specialists. 

But as the EHR industry matures, it appears that more vendors are willing to develop and offer products that deal with increasingly complex and less common conditions and illnesses, such as pregnancy and now AIDS.

Biotech firm Virco has launched a module designed specifically for conducting HIV/AIDS research and treatment, according to a Dec. 15 announcement. The module can be integrated with an existing EHR, or operate as a standalone product, and can handle both local and federal data reporting.

The company says it hopes the product will help providers spend less time on paperwork and more time on managing their patients' complex healthcare needs and harnessing of clinical data for research, David Rebey, head of Virco's U.S. business operations, said in a statement.

To learn more:
- here's the announcement
- check out this InformationWeek Healthcare article